‘Settle the Ukraine Crisis, Avoid a Nuclear Confrontation’

The Buddhist Channel via IDN-InDepthNews, 10 May 2023

Japanese Buddhist Leader's Urgent Appeal to G7 Hiroshima Summit

TOKYO, Japan -- The Ukraine crisis, which in addition to bringing devastation to the people of that country has had severe impacts on a global scale—even giving rise to the specter of nuclear weapons use—has entered its second year. Against this backdrop and amid urgent calls for its resolution, the G7 Summit of leading industrial nations will be held in Hiroshima, Japan, from May 19 to 21.


Why can't Vesak have a universal observation day like Diwali, Eid Ul Fitr or Christmas?

The Buddhist Channel, 4 May 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Vesak, or Buddha Day, is celebrated worldwide every year on the day of the full moon in May. The festival commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and the passing of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada or southern tradition.


AI and Climate Change: The New Challenges facing Buddhists

New Delhi, India -- The Buddha Dharma remains timeless and relevant, but issues such as climate change and the advancement of regenerative artificial intelligence (AI) threaten to challenge the Buddhist status quo. However, getting Buddhists to be aware and be ready to face these new challenges requires leadership to understand the underlying issues and to take practical, effective steps in facing up to them.


The International Buddhist Summit and the clout of India

by Kooi F. Lim, The Buddhist Channel, 24 April 2023

New Delhi, India -- The recently concluded International Buddhist Summit (IBS) held in New Delhi from 20-21 April 2023 was probably one of the biggest in terms of high profile attendance. IBS was organised by the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) with the support of the government of India.


The Dalai Lama's kissing controversy: Aftermath of a cross cultural misunderstanding

by Kooi F Lim, The Buddhist Channel, 18 April 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The recent Dalai Lama kissing incident has sparked a wave of virulent attacks on His Holiness (HH), a figure who has been long portrayed as a beacon of compassion and peace.


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